Nebraska Big Game Super Tag Lottery Ends July 6, 2012

Deer Permits On Sale July 9.

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

LINCOLN, Neb. –-( The 2012 Big Game Guide is available online to help you plan for the upcoming hunting season.

You still have time to enter the Nebraska Super Tag Lottery – but hurry because the deadline is midnight on July 6.

The winner of this unique lottery will receive a combination permit with a bag limit of one elk, one antelope, one deer and two turkeys. This is the third year the lottery has been held, so winning it would put you in a select group of Nebraska hunters.

The lottery is open to Nebraska residents only, and all ‘once-in-a-lifetime' bull elk permit holders are eligible to participate. The Super Tag permit is valid during 2012 and 2013, meaning you would have two years worth of hunting seasons to fill it.

Nebraska Big Game
Nebraska Big Game

Cost to enter the lottery is $25 (nonrefundable), and it can be entered online by clicking here. Just scroll down to the “Super Tag Lottery” section.

Deer Permits on Sale July 9

All remaining deer permits go on sale Monday, July 9 at 1 p.m. (CST). Residents and nonresidents alike may purchase permits, a number of which feature bonus antlerless only tags.

Changes for 2012 include a new River Antlerless permit, which replaces the October Antlerless permit and provides hunting opportunities in 1,800 miles of river corridors in the state. All Season Choice Areas and boundaries have been modified to match the November firearms units and boundaries, and Earn-A-Buck requirements have been removed from all areas. The November firearm season is scheduled for November 10-18, 2012.

For complete details and information, check out the 2012 Big Game Guide, available online or from any Nebraska Game and Parks office. A complete list of all opening dates and application periods can be found on our website.

Hunters Helping the Hungry
Those buying permits online will be given the option to donate to Nebraska's Hunters Helping the Hungry program, established by the state legislature in 2012. This program provides custom processing of deer donated by hunters; the venison is distributed to those in need through food pantries and community feeding centers. The program is 100% funded by donations.

Share the heritage of Hunting! Nebraska offers $5 deer and turkey permits to youth 15 and younger. Have a young hunter who needs to take a hunter or bowhunter education class? Visit for details on upcoming classes, independent study options, how to get a duplicate Hunter Ed card or to become a volunteer.

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